Realism

Realism in the arts is the attempt to represent a subject matter truthfully.

This painting was painted with oil on canvas. Breezing Up was the capstone of Homer's paintings, his most popular painting since Prisoners from the Front.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas. He was intrigued by the repetitive, specialized gestures made by laundresses as they worked.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas. This painting was inspired when Homer moved to Maine and is one of the many paintings that he did when he moved there.
This painting was painted with oil on panel. This painting was very important to him and he painted no fewer than 12 versions of this.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas. Most of the people he paints are real individuals. The seated musician is Jean Lagrène, leader of a local gypsy band.
This painting was made with pastel on paper. Degas was very inspired by dancers and thir movement and this is one of many paintings he did of dancers.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas. The play of children was one of Chardin's favorite themes; he was inspired by from the seventeenth-century Dutch genre tradition.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas. Homer was a sportsman and his outdoor subjects reflect an unsentimental view of the conflict between man and nature.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas. Homer's painting pulls us into the middle of the action with massive waves rolling past, drenching the semiconscious woman and her anonymous savior.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas. The Washerwoman and The Woman Drawing Water at the Cistern were painted as a pair that have servants engaged in activities in the kitchen.
This painting was painted with oil on canvas.At the start of his career, he wrote, “I must draw diggers, sowers, men & women at the plough, without cease… I no longer stand as helpless before nature as I used to do.”
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